Mini short range unmanned aerial vehicle "Dragonfly" and artistic material (drawings, tempera paintings and oil paintings onto canvas) that preceded and followed its development.

Type: Mini -UAV
Power plant: 1 x piston engine 2.4 hp
dimension, external :
wing span: upper 2,14(m)
lower 1,64(m)
length overall 1, 912(m)
height overall 0.951 (m)
wings, gross 1, 2575 m2
max T-O weight 8(kg)
max level speed of S/L 120(km/h)
mac cruising speed 60 (km/h)
stalling speed 34 (km/h)
max rate of climb of S/L 13 (m/s)
T-O run 20(m)
landing from 5 m (50 m)


Opinion about the project: “Dragonfly”, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

On the basis of the available documentation for the “Dragonfly” UAV, it can be concluded that it belongs to the category of very original aerodynamic and technical solutions which have not been recorded in the whole world annals of aeronautical structures. The similar ideas appeared, especially during the pioneer era of the aviation development, but these ideas have not been fit in a way it is seen in the “Dragonfly” designed by Boško Atanacković, aeronautical engineer and academic painter.
In this flight vehicle, the author has succeeded to join the laws of aerodynamics and imagination of an excellent artist into a rational flight vehicle that would find useful application in the realization of modern aviation numerous tasks.


Joining of technical and organic motifs in Boško Atanacković's painting reflects his dual personal professional engagement as aeronautical engineer and graduate painter. As a starting point since the earliest days, he has used geometric structures, the most often derived from sequential modules applied in the structural analysis of aircraft structures. Created accompanying cycle of sketches, drawings and paintings, on the other hand, has influenced on the final appearance of his engineering structures with practical purpose as well as independent objects-sculptures. Work on the project of UAV "Dragonfly", started in 2003. and completed in 2012., was also marked by deep permeation of structural and artistic author's habit, which entirely produced an original painting style hybrid of valuable and, in this context, surprisingly luxurious sensuality.

24th October 2012
Čedomir Janjić
Historian, founder and a long-range manager of Aeronautical Museum-Belgrade
24th October 2012
Prof. Ljubomir Gligorijević, Ph.D.  
TEL: +381 (11) 2835 022, +381 63 379 249

Bosko Atanacković was born in Belgrade in 1940. He graduated at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade in 1969 and in the Faculty of Fine Arts (Painting Department) in 1972 within the class of prof. Ljubica Sokić.
He was employed in the Aeronautical Technical Institute in Žarkovo (near Belgrade) from 1970 to 2005 and worked on the jobs of structural mechanics and strength calculation of aircraft structures. As a member of the Institute the author participated in 16 national and international meetings of the fields of descriptive geometry, analytic geometry, computer science, general mechanics... 
Bosko Atanacković has been a member of ULUS from 1976. Until now he has had 34 solo exhibitions at home and abroad (France, Switzerland) and participated in over 200 group exhibitions in the country and Panama, Cuba, the U.S.A., France, Spain, Belgium, England and Italy.
The author received the "Golden chisel" for the sculpture "Pillar with two branches" at the Spring Exhibition of ULUS for 2009 as well as the second prize for sculpture, ceramics and engineering projects.